We own a 2002 VW Passat, basic model, paid off years ago. It has just over 80K miles, runs fine, etc. My in-laws want to "give" us their 2005 Toyota Corolla with about 50K miles. (FIL has given up driving, and MIL doesn't drive at all).
Which car should we keep and which should we sell?
The Toyota is worth more, since it's newer and has less miles. I think Toyota has a better track record than VW as far as repairs, etc.
However, the VW is a larger vehicle (slightly) and has more safety features. When possible, I prefer to drive a mid-sized car because I feel it will fare better in a crash.
My in-laws don't care if we keep or sell the car.
We also have a minivan, which is the main vehicle the kids ride in. DH and I use the second car mainly for commuting to and from work.
Which would you keep and why? Thanks!